What’s in Piñon Canyon?

Letter from Ken Jessen

Piñon Canyon – November 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine


In Doug Holdread’s letter in the October issue of Colorado Central Magazine titled, “Modern-day range war,” he points out the danger of letting the U. S. Army take over much of south-central Colorado for the expansion of its already large land area in the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site.

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Modern Day Range War

Letter from Doug Holdread

Pinon Canyon – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Editor:

There’s a range war raging in southeastern Colorado. It’s not between cowboys and sod busters. It’s a clash between a ranching culture that has worked the fragile short grass prairies for over a century, and a military culture that has a track record for turning large hunks of the earth into toxic wastelands; it’s between traditional agriculture and the military-industrial complex.

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